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Pulmonaria

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Pulmonaria (pull-mon-nay-ree-uh) Lungwort; Boraginaceae Family. Pulmonaria are European perennials with spotted, hairy leaves, and pretty, funnel-shaped flowers in clusters. They are easily grown with ordinary soil in shade or partial shade, with ample moisture. Plants may need dividing every 3 or 4 years for best bloom.

Pulmonarias are easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil, but prefer cool soils that are highly organic and moisture retentive. While dry conditions can lead to powdery mildew and leaf scorch, Lungwort is intolerant of wet, poorly drained soils. Prune to ground level for a fresh foliage growth. Best time to divide clumps is in the fall.

Attributes: Border plants, Container, Cut flower, Edging, Mass Planting. Attracts hummingbirds. Deer and rabbit resistant.

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